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We're not your typical structured museum with stiff curators, cold halls, and strict rules. We like to go outside and get our hands dirty, pick things up and take a closer look, laugh, skip, or maybe even jump for joy. Because learning is messy and...more
All reviews whale skeleton planetarium shows bird exhibit extensive collection bird room blue whale chumash indians all ages great exhibits special exhibit sea center whole family any age sea life worth the trip few hours great place to visit
My first visit since the remodel, and WOW! The new exhibits are thought provoking, and the redesigned landscape is a joy to discover. I immediately bought a membership so I could go back again and again.
After a large remodel, the Santa Barbara museum of Natural history continues to provide educational opportunities for all ages. The backyard of the museum has been upgraded with a very smooth walking trail.
While viziting & staying in Ventura County ... we meandered north to RE-vizit one of our FAV haunts - the S.B. Museum of Natural History. We had taken all 3 of our ''kids'' there many many times when they were growing up.... but it had...More
I went to see the Magazine covers of National Geographic and it was worth the trip - we spent quite a bit of time looking at the covers and reading about how they were filmed, what was happening at the time of the picture etc...More
We came primarily to see the top 50 photos from National Geographic. It was well worth the visit for that alone - the pictures were stunning as well as the “behind-the-picture” blurbs they gave about each photo and how it came about.
The wildlife exhibits...More
Had some free time during Fiesta week, paid the museum a visit. Senior discount for a nice little museum. Exhibits on pygmy mammoths (who knew?), Chumash Indians, fish and wildlife. One hall for "exploration" with some hands-on experiences for the kits. Worth an hour or...More
Okay, I'm biased! My uncles collected all the birds and mammals that are displayed in the Museum. Look for the mounted rattlesnake just inside the museum. My uncle made it and it's been delighting people since the late 40s.